Submissions Library

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Submission – Taungurung Land & Waters Council – Land Injustice

Taungurung Land & Waters Council (TLaWC) was registered on 16 July 2009 as the Registered Aboriginal Party that represents the interests of the Taungurung people.

This submission provides details on the history of invasion and land injustice against the Taungurung people. It explores their experience in the fight for land justice and presents their proposals to achieve it.

Size: 312.96 KB
Date: 27 May 2024

Submission – Ed Wensing

Dr Wensing has worked extensively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities around Australia on a wide range of matters including native title, statutory land rights, natural and cultural heritage protection and management, land use planning (statutory and strategic), environmental planning and natural resource management.

This submission provides Dr Wensing’s perspectives on the impact that colonisation and the enduring contemporary land use policy and planning landscape are continuing to have on First Peoples ability to exercise their connections to, and responsibilities for, Country under their law/lore and custom, and on their rights to self-determination and to free, prior and informed consent about matters that affect them and their connections to and responsibilities for Country.

Size: 879.12 KB
Date: 15 May 2024

Submission – Taungurung Land & Waters Council – Land, sky and waters hearing response

Taungurung Land & Waters Council (TLaWC) was registered on 16 July 2009 as the Registered Aboriginal Party that represents the interests of the Taungurung people.

This submission responds to issues which have arisen in the course of the Yoorrook Justice Commission’s hearings into land, sky and waters including:

  • Difficulties faced in the implementation of TLaWC existing Land Use Activity Agreement
  • Hancock Victorian Plantations (HVP) lack of engagement with TLaWC and other First Peoples
Size: 119.83 KB
Date: 7 May 2024

Submission – Suzanne Coates

Suzanne Coates is a Yorta Yorta Wemba Wemba woman.

This submission outlines how identity is linked to lands and what needs to change to make a a welcoming home for all.

Size: 68.23 KB
Date: 4 May 2024

Submission – Kirrae Clarke

Kirrae Clarke is a Kirrae woman.

This submission discusses country, being Aboriginal in Victoria, self-determination and how to improve the Victorian education system for First Peoples.

Size: 366.43 KB
Date: 3 May 2024

Submission – Anglican Church, Victorian Dioceses

This submission was prepared by the Anglican Dioceses of Melbourne, Bendigo Wangaratta and Gippsland in response to a RFI made by the Yoorrook Justice Commission ahead of representatives from the Anglican Church appearing at a Yoorrook hearing.

Size: 300.06 KB
Date: 1 May 2024

Submission – Franklin Jockel

Franklin Jockel is a non-Indigenous Australian who objects to separate laws for separate peoples.

Please be aware that this submission contains sensitive material.

Size: 61.02 KB
Date: 29 April 2024

Submission – Anonymous 570

This submission highlights the challenges faced by Aboriginal peoples in accessing, purchasing and fixing housing.

Size: 67.71 KB
Date: 29 April 2024

Submission – Anonymous 559

This submission discusses the importance of country.

Size: 59.49 KB
Date: 23 April 2024

Submission – Anonymous 556

This submission outlines the importance of country and the changes to current practices the submitter would like to see.

Size: 126.03 KB
Date: 23 April 2024